luni, 17 septembrie 2012

Movie review: Immortals


Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Cast: Henry Cavill- Theseus; Mickey Rourke- Hyperion; Stephen Dorff- Stavros; Freida Pinto- Phaedra

Theseus is a mortal man secretly chosen and trained by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is attempting to find the legendary Epirus Bow, an extremely powerful weapon forged by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge.  Hyperion leads a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand. As ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict, Theseus (Henry Cavill) seems to be the last hope of mankind.

My opinion:
The movie paints an intricate picture of two parallel worlds, one of the Gods, the other of mortals. It somewhat reminded me of the movie 300 and of the Clash of the Titans. Although there are a few dull scenes, the action ascends towards the movie’s best part, the final confrontation, the main thing that makes it worth watching. It is a good movie for a home-cinema night on a week-end. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Plot hole:
Even though Zeus has trained Theseus in secret, he insists the gods should not get involved in the wars of humans, in spite of the sadness that accompanies this decision and of Hyperion’ s threat to unleash the Titans, who have been locked away waiting for revenge against the gods for centuries.

 Regizor: Tarsem Singh

Distributie: Henry Cavill- Theseus; Mickey Rourke- Hyperion; Stephen Dorff- Stavros; Freida Pinto- Phaedra

Tezeu este un muritor ales in secret si antrenat de Zeus pentru a conduce lupta contra nemilosului rege Hiperion (Mickey Rourke), aflat in cautarea arcului legendar Epirus, o arma extrem de puternica, faurita de zeul Ares. Doar cel care detine arcul poate elibera titanii, captivi in adancurile muntelui Tartar si insetati de razbunare. Hyperion se afla in fruntea unei armate insetate de sange si mutilate de el insusi. O lege straveche spune ca zeii nu pot interveni in conflictele oamenilor, asa ca Tezeu (Henry Cavill) pare a fi ultima speranta a omenirii.

Parerea mea:
            Filmul realizeaza o fresca detaliata a doua lumi paralele: cea a zeilor si cea a muritorilor. Mi-a amintit oarecum de peliculele 300 si Infruntarea Titanilor. Desi are unele scene care lasa de dorit, actiunea ascende catre confruntarea finala, partea cea mai buna din film si principalul lucru care il face sa merite a fi vizionat. Este un film potrivit pentru o seara home-cinema la final de saptamana. Nu uitati de popcorn!

            Desi Zeus l-a pregatit pe Tezeu in secret, insista ca zeii sa nu intervina in razboiul oamenilor, in ciuda tristetii care acompaniaza aceasta decizie si a amenintarii lui Hiperion ca va elibera titanii, intemnitati si insetati de razbunare contra zeilor de secole.

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